The Recognized Organization’s process for the approval of the simulation wires for ‘maintenance and testing’ had not taken into account the shock loading that would be experienced during testing.
Response to safety issue by Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas advised that:
Equipment approval was made by Bureau Veritas on behalf of the French Maritime Authority (MED Equipment). As per Bureau Veritas procedure, Bureau Veritas will transmit the report on this accident to the French Maritime Authority when released.
Response to safety issue by the International Association of Classification Societies
The International Association of Classification Societies advised that, in accordance with its procedures, it had no comment to offer. The response indicated that the Permanent Secretariat would forward its reply to Bureau Veritas for its information.